Events — Installation, Painting, Work on paper

Artist talk with Sam Samiee

Thursday 26 October 2023
→ No Man’s Art Gallery
Bos en Lommerweg 88-90
1055 EC Amsterdam
Free admission
Open today from 10:00 to 17:00

No Man’s Art Gallery will welcome Sam Samiee for an artist talk pertaining to his first solo exhibition When Hell Breaks Loose I’ll Tell You Your Legs Were Always On My Mind, moderated by Nathanja van Dijk (Head of Museum Affairs Textile Museum and former director of Kunsthal Rotterdam).Sam Samiee (b. 1988, IR) is a painter, essayist, and psychoanalyst in training based in Amsterdam, Berlin, and Tehran. He finished the Rijksakademie residency in 2015 and ArtEZ University of Arts and Design in 2013, where he was a lecturer of painting until 2020. Samiee synthesises his heavy research on art history, Persian poetry, and psychoanalytic theories into a studio practice that employs painting in multiple registers. The characteristic of his installations as extended paintings is the break from the tradition of flat painting and a return to the original question of how artists can represent the three-dimensional world in the space of painting as a metaphor for a set of ideas. He employs a range of painterly attitudes from oil paintings to iPad paintings, figuration, abstraction, the break of the rectangular frame and usage of text among other methods. Recently Samiee’s work focuses on a period of painting that parted ways from avant-garde, with the emphasis on decorative modes of work, of artists such as Matisse and Bonnard.

To join the talk please RSVP here